The salt marshes around Neuwerk offer a unique nature experience for anyone who wants to discover the fascinating diversity of this ecosystem. These special landscapes are known not only for their colorful flora, but also for their rich fauna, which finds an important habitat here. The salt marshes of Neuwerk are characterized by a colorful mosaic of plants that have adapted to life in saline soils, such as Queller, beach wormwood and beach aster.
The salt marshes are divided into distinct zones, each dominated by different plant communities. The pioneer zone forms the transition from mudflat to terrestrial vegetation; the lower salt marsh is dominated by purslane wedgewort, beach lilac, and beach aster, while the upper salt marsh contains beach carnation perennial vegetation. The salt marsh vegetation also provides habitat for numerous animal species, including many bird species that nest and breed here.
To help visitors understand the secrets of the salt marshes, the National Park House offers guided tours of the salt marshes. Participants can get to know the different plant and animal species and learn a lot of interesting facts about the sensitive ecosystem. The experienced guides share their knowledge and show how the salt marshes have changed over time and what measures have been taken to renaturalize and preserve this unique habitat. For more information on the guided tours with dates and contact options, please visit our island experience page on the Neuwerk National Park House.
The excursion to the salt marshes is an unforgettable experience where you can get up close and personal with the extraordinary flora and fauna of this habitat. The guided tours offer an exciting and educational insight into the world of salt marshes and allow you to discover the beauty and fascination of this special landscape.